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MIKADO CADENCE - INTRODUCTION

This early eighties (best guess), Mikado Cadence is one of three vintage Mikado road bicycles, that I have come across in my bike hunting travels.  One of the others, a near mint tandem that belongs to an old fellow, and I do mean old, who called me up at work one day.  After a brief conversation, he offered to give me a 1976 CCM Dealers Catalogue and Price List.  When I went to pick up the catalogue, on the way home from work, he was proud to show me his collection of stuff, which included the gorgeous Mikado tandem.  He also had two big framed English Raleighs, both with the Holdsworth three wheel adaptor kits, mounted.  Nothing, however, was for sale.

The one other Mikado experienced so far, was a very clean Mikado Gaspe, that I found at a Yard Sale, one day.  The Gaspe had been ridden one time only.  However, that one ride was from the Canadian province of Alberta, to the Atlantic coast, and then west again to Thunder Bay.  When the Mikado arrived in Thunder Bay, it was less than a year old, had been used once for thousands of miles, and put into storage for twenty-plus years, until I managed to coax it from its hiding place.

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